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Dave McQuilling

Dave McQuilling

Dave has spent pretty much his entire career as a journalist; this has included jobs at newspapers, TV stations, on the radio, in magazines, and online. For the last few years, he’s been focusing on automotive, technology, and food. Outside of The Manual, you can currently read his work on SlashGear, Tasting Table, and ReviewGeek.

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Redbreast Missouri Oak

Redbreast adds an Ozarks twist to pot still whiskey with this limited edition bottle

Redbreast has added an American twist to its traditional tipple with its limited edition "Missouri Oak" whiskey.
2024 Ford F-150 Raptor R

Dunes, donuts, and dipping out at 102: We took the 2024 Ford F-150 Raptor R off-road

We put the 2024 Raptor R through its paces on a Baja course, lake bed, and rock crawl before bouncing it around in the dunes.
The Ford F-150 Tremor offroad

We tried out Ford’s new offroading tech in the F-150 Tremor, and we have thoughts

We tried out the Ford F150 Tremor's latest offroading tech including trail turn assist and an offroad one-pedal mode
Hennessey H850 Dark Horse front

Can Hennessey’s upgraded H850 Mustang Dark Horse take on the GTD? CEO weighs in

Hennessey Performance founder and CEO, John Hennessey, tells us how his performance boosted Dark Horse compares to Ford's Mustang GTD.
Hennessey Venom F5 V8 engine

Hennessey CEO tells us why they’re sticking with ICE vehicles

Despite seemingly everyone else going electric or hybrid, hypercar manufacturer Hennessey is sticking with the V8
Original Grain Jack Daniel's watch collection in case

Watches in this Jack Daniel’s collection feature the brand’s wooden barrels

Fans of Jack Daniel's can celebrate the brand's heritage and history with a limited edition timepiece
Rolls Royce Spectre front

The Spectre: Hands on with Rolls Royce’s art deco masterpiece

We spend some time with the Rolls Royce Spectre to see what the ultra-luxury EV coupe is really like.
Mercedes-Benz G-Class

The Mercedes Baby G-Class crossover: Everything we know so far

Mercedes has announced it will be producing an all electric, smaller, cheaper, G class in 2026.
Second generation Toyota MR2

What we know about Toyota’s new MR2 so far

Toyota is reviving the MR2 in 2026, but it probably isn't getting a North American release
Ineos Fusilier in Yellow

The Ineos Fusilier: What you need to know

Ineos' upcoming offroader looks like a G-Wagon and comes with an interesting powertrain option.
Red Tesla Model 3 Performance facing straight on parked on dark metal plates with a dark wall in the background.

Report: The car brands that cost the least (and most) to maintain

Teslas are amongst the cheapest cars to keep on the road, while Germany manufactures some of the most expensive.
Lagavulin 16 on the rocks

Lagavulin 16: what you really need to know about this smoky, Islay Scotch

Lagavulin 16 is a great example of an Islay -- one of the five distinct styles of scotch
Alfa Romeo Giulia

The 2026 Alfa Romeo Giulia: What we know so far

The electric Alfa Romeo Giulia is more likely to be an Italian Charger than a boring crossover
Rolls Royce Cullinan Series II

The Rolls Royce Cullinan Series II: An ultra-luxury sequel to its popular SUV

Rolls Royce has announced the Cullinan Series II alongside a Black Badge edition of the new SUV
Aston Martin's Miami Residences

Aston Martin Residences Miami: Limited availability, luxe interior, and 0 wheels

Aston Martin's 66-story luxury condo building features seven penthouses, a pool, and an art gallery.
April 2006. F1 World Championship. Grand Prix of San Marino. Michael Schumacher, Germany, Ferrari, winner, celebrating on the podium with Fernando Alonso and Juan-Pablo Montoya.

F1 driver Michael Schumacher’s watch collection to be auctioned (and it’s great)

Eight oof F1 legend Michael Schumacher's watches are going to be auctioned in May
2024 Ferrari Roma front end angle from driver's side parked in front of house with cliff in the back.

The first electric Ferrari: Everything we know so far

What we know so far about the electric Ferrari that is set to debut in 2025
Mercedes-Benz G 580

The new electric Mercedes G-Class comes with four motors and a U.S. exclusive

The new electric Mercedes G Class has 579 horsepower and a wide range of offroading features
Venom F5 roadster revolution

John Hennessey reveals the Venom F5’s weirdest engineering challenge

A suprising range of people can fit into the Venom F5, John Hennessey's V12 Hypercar.
Maserati GranCabrio Folgore

Maserati rounds off its 2025 Folgore lineup with an electric GranCabrio

Maserati has completed its Folgore lineup with an all electric version of its GranCabrio roadster.
Black Badge Ghost Ékleipsis (1)

5 standout features on the Rolls Royce Black Badge Ghost Ékleipsis

Rolls-Royce puts a lot of effort into its limited-edition vehicles. The Rolls Royce Black Badge Ghost Ékleipsis may have taken things beyond the stratosphere.
Jon Hennessey standing in front of a Venom F5

CEO says Hennessey has to solve this issue before Venom F5 can win speed record

There's one thing stopping the Hennessey Venom F5's attempt to become the world's fastest car, and it's nothing to do with the vehicle.
Three Audi Q8s

Audi Q7 vs Audi Q8: What’s the difference?

When you dig into it, there's a big difference between the Audi Q7 and Q8 with both vehicles serving a different purpose.
Maserati Grecale Folgore

We drove the Maserati Grecale Folgore — what we liked (and didn’t) about the EV

Maserati continues electrifying its lineup with the Grecale Folgore -- an electric answer to its standard luxury SUV
hennessey venom f5 breaks lap record at cota venomf5 06

Hennessey’s Venom F5 breaks COTA lap record — CEO tells us why it’s ‘America’s hypercar’

The 1,817-horsepower Hennessey Venom F5 has outpaced the likes of the Czinger C21 and the McLaren P1 to set a lap record at COPA.
Fiat Dino Spider

5 non-Ferrari cars you wouldn’t guess have a Ferrari engine

Ferrari's legendary engines have made it into more than just the company's own vehicles over the years.
Tesla Cybertruck at a camping site

Expectation vs. reality: Cybertruck Basecamp rooftop tent is another disappointment

The Tesla Cybertruck's $3,000 Basecamp tent looks nothing like it's supposed to, and isn't a particularly easy install.
Person using United's Premier access desk

United Global Services: Everything you need to know about the airline’s invite-only status tier

We have all the details on Global Services -- United Airlines' secretive top tier of status
Girard-Perregaux Aston Martin Neo Bridges

The best Formula 1 watches: These are the racing timepieces anyone would covet

If you're an F1 fan, you need to look the part. A good racing watch is a key part of that.
Tesla Cybertruck parked indoors in front of a black wall with headlights and taillights on.

New viral video shows Tesla’s Cybertruck’s shatterproof glass has come a long way

The Cybertruck's bulletproof armored glass windows have managed to fend off a thief in San Francisco
Bugatti's V16 Engine

Bugatti’s next hypercar will feature a V16 engine

On the eighth anniversary of the Chiron's unveiling, Bugatti revealed its next generation of hypercars would be powered by a V-16 engine.
The Girard-Perregaux Free Bridge Meteorite front

The latest Girard Perregaux watch showcases a dial made from a 4.5 billion year old meteorite

Renowned luxury watchmaker Girard Perregaux has launched a timepiece that contains pieces of 4.5 billion-year-old meteorite.
Rolex Space Dweller

A super-rare Rolex watch is up for sale — this is what you need to know

Only 13 Rolex Space Dwellers were ever made, and you can currently buy one for $125,000
Maserati GranCabrio Trofeo

The Maserati GranCabrio: The Trident gives its GranTurismo a Spyder variant

Maserati has given us a tech-packed Spyder variant of their luxury sports car The GranTurismo with the new GranCabrio
The Aston Martin Vantage GT4

New Aston Martin Vantage GT4: Aston rounds off its 2024 racing lineup

Aston Martin rounds off its 2024 racing lineup with the Vantage GT4, another track going variant of the Vantage.
rolls royce arcadia droptail 07

The Rolls-Royce Arcadia Droptail is a little glance at heaven

The Arcadia Droptail puts classic Rolls Royce touches onto a body style unique in the manufacturer's modern history.
Hennessey Venom F5

10 years on, Hennessey aims to reclaim its fastest car title

Hennessey's Venom F5 is aiming to break through the 300 mph barrier and take the world's fastest car title from Bugatti's Chiron Super Sport 300+.
2024 A3 Sedan

These are the most affordable luxury cars you can get

If you're looking for luxury cars, the likes of the BMW 2 Series and the Audi A3 offer plenty of a refinement in a small package. There are other options too.
2024 Toyota bZ4X Limited AWD SupersonicRed parked on a cliff top with ocean below.

Toyota invests another $1.3B in US factory to build all-new, 3-row electric SUV

Toyota's plant in Kentucky has received a $1 billion cash injection as the company makes plans to launch a new three-row BEV SUV.
Cadillac Escalade IQ

GM slashes EV production in half for 2024, still plans to have 1,000,000 electric cars by 2025

GM was set to make 400,000 EVs for its new electric car platform, but it's now forecasting about half of that for for 2024
Apple CarPlay 2024

Apple CarPlay 2.0 is coming this year – but it’s probably going to be a flop – here’s why

Not everyone is hyped for Apple's newest version of its infotainment system. Several major manufacturers have yet to announce they'll support it.
2025 Toyota Camry hybrid engine.

Car repairs guide: This is what those strange noises your car is making mean

Does a clunking, squealing, or clicking have you worried about your car? Here's what it might mean.
2025 BMW M4 Z40i

The 2025 BMW Z4 M40i is getting its first-ever manual transmission option (for a price)

The 2025 BMW M4 M40i comes with a package perfect for motoring purists.
Tesla Cybertruck driving in the desert.

Poor Tesla: The Cybertruck was just outdone by a Subaru Crosstrek

Despite promised offroading prowess, the Tesla Cybertruck has just been outperformed by a Subaru Crosstrek which retails at around half the EV's price.
Tesla Cybertruck wheel

Do you really need EV specific tires?

Should you buy EV tires. We discuss the benefits and whether or not they're worth it.
Tesla Cybertruck EV driving in snow.

Tesla Cybertruck: Great in a crash, terrible in the snow

The Tesla Cybertruck is starting to show up in the real world. So far, it's doing great in crashes, and really poorly in snowy conditions
Electric Porsche Macan

Porsche unveils its latest EV, the Macan, with 380-mile range – and Porsche fans may not like it

With impressive performance, a sporty look, and an 800 volt charging architecture, Porsche's new electric SUV may make an impact at the high end of the market.
Porsche 911 996 GT2

Why you shouldn’t hate the Porsche 996

A lot of people have the Porsche 996, but not us! Here's why you should give it another shot.
Porsche 911 S/T Heritage Package

The first hybrid Porsche 911 variants are coming in 2025

A hybrid Porsche 911 is in the offing, set for release in 2025. It has its 911 soul, but barely squeaks into the "hybrid" category.
BMW i7 M70 xDrive

BMW sets all-time U.S. sales record on back of EV lineup, MINI shows huge gains

BMW and MINI report increased sales in 2023. BMW's increase comes as EVs enter the market, setting the stage for MINI in 2024.